Philippine Cocochem restarts Batangas oleochemicals plant

29 March 2012 08:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Philippines-based Cocochem has restarted operations at its oleochemicals plant situated in Batangas after a shutdown, a company official said on Thursday.

The official did not specify when the plant was shut, but said the plant has not achieved full production rates because of a shortage in feedstock coconut oil.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 36,000 tonnes/year of fatty alcohols, 55,000 tonnes/year of fatty acids, 12,000 tonnes/year of glycerine and 7,200 tonnes/year of soap noodles.  

The official declined to elaborate further on the feedstock coconut oil shortage affecting production or the current operating rate at the unit.

Cocochem is managed by Cocochem Agro-Industrial Park.

By: Lester Teo

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